17,450Apr 29, 2010
Dorothy Height Funeral Service
Funeral service honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height was held. Dr. Height, who was chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro ...
325Jul 15, 2009
NAACP Centennial Convention
Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights movement.
This plenary session of the NAACP Centennial ...
650Jul 24, 2008
Race and Reconciliation in America, Part 1
Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and his wife, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen, hosted a conference at the National Press Club on “Race and Reconciliation in ...
941Jul 11, 2008
Challenges Facing Black Women
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) convened their First Annual 2008 National Black Women’s Town Hall Meeting at their headquarters. After opening remarks by Dorothy Height, the ...
748Nov 13, 2006
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Groundbreaking
At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial along the Tidal Basin near the Lincoln Memorial, participants spoke about the legacy of Reverend King and the civil ...
61Mar 20, 2006
As part of the 2006 symposium series hosted by the Black Leadership Forum, participants talked on the topic “What Would Our Ancestors Think of Us?” about how past leaders might have ...
7,219Feb 7, 2006
Coretta Scott King Funeral
President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at ...
29Jan 19, 2006
Reporting on the Civil Rights Movement
Mr. Milewski moderated a panel discussion on reporting on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. The panelists answered questions from students in the audience.
2,039Oct 31, 2005
Rosa Parks Memorial Service
Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral scheduled in ...
962Oct 15, 2005
Millions More Movement, Afternoon
The Millions More Movement commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall with speeches and performances highlighting the theme of reparation, repair, rebuilding, ...
80Oct 4, 2005
Project Restore Hope
Ms. Johnson and other governmental officials announced “Project Restore HOPE,” an initiative focusing on economic triage and empowerment for those affected and displaced by ...
60Sep 2, 2005
Response to Hurricane Katrina
Black leaders spoke to reporters about the urgency to stabilize, repair, and rebuild areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They criticized the media’s change of focus to looting and ...
103Aug 10, 2005
Voting Rights Act
Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the act on voter participation and political activism, the pace of social ...
290May 2, 2005
Millions More Movement Preparations
Leaders from the black community announced a rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. They talked about the legacy of the original march, subsequent marches to ...
41Apr 12, 2005
Operation HOPE officially launched a national financial literacy campaign, “Banking on Our Future Across America,” for inner city youth with a panel discussion on personal financial ...
121Mar 28, 2005
Historical Perspective on Black Leadership
Scholars, civil rights leaders and others talked about the history of civil rights and how past leaders in the black community would have responded to contemporary issues. They also talked ...
135Oct 9, 2004
National Book Festival
Continuous coverage of the history and biography tent was shown. A number of authors discussed their recent works and their experiences as researchers and writers. Speakers responded to ...
346Oct 9, 2004
Book Discussion on Open Wide the Freedom Gates
Ms. Height spoke about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by Public Affairs. Ms. Height related her personal experiences as a Civil Rights activist and ...
88Mar 24, 2004
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
President Bush and lawmakers paid tribute to Dorothy Height for work on behalf of civil rights. Ms. Height then spoke about her experiences as she accepted the Congressional Gold Medal.
19Nov 12, 2003
Book Discussion on Open Wide the Freedom Gates
Ms. Height was interviewed about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs. She discussed her life, how the title of the book was chosen, and how ...
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